Top 10 Indie Books for Indie April!

Of late I have been spending a lot of time on Twitter. No, no, I am not wasting my time reading tweets with infuriating tags like “Women Are Trash” and bashing every single one of them for posting such nonsense (although, I wish I could do that!!). Indeed, over the past week, I have gained … Continue reading Top 10 Indie Books for Indie April!

5 Ways to Maintain an Interactive Blog and Create a Fan Base!

This week I had the honor of writing a guest post for Dan Alatorre’s blog. To be consistent with the theme of his blog, I wrote a post about the Ways to Maintain an Interactive Blog and Create a Fan Base! Hope you enjoy reading the post as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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A fantastic blog I’ve been reading and enjoying is Rashmi Menon’s Mind And Life Matters and her Beyond Coffee And Words , (coffee is written with Piyusha Vir). Both sites are brilliant and uplifting places to go and spend time.

I recently asked Rashmi to pen a guest blog post (do we “pen” things anymore? “Clicked and clacked the keyboard” has much less of an artistic ring to it) and she graciously obliged. Since her blog is so engaging and personal, I asked her to train her keen eyes on that aspect of her work, and here it is. 

All authors are told to have a platform, and a blog can be an important part of that. If you’re gonna do it, do it right. Rashmi shows you how.

Enjoy.

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You have read the manuals and by now you already know that as a serious…

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A Bibliophile’s Wonderland!

Wonderland! What is the picture that comes to your mind when I say wonderland? The word wonderland holds a different meaning for each one of us. A bibliophile like me would define wonderland as any place with books, books and more books. Yes, please, more books any day anytime! Reading is one of my most … Continue reading A Bibliophile’s Wonderland!

Book Spine Poetry

I absolutely loved this idea by Nicola of Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. The idea is to raid your bookshelves for interesting titles and create poetry using just the titles. Click here to read Nicola's amazing poem. She used 4 titles to create her poem, so I decided to follow suit and use just 4 titles myself. … Continue reading Book Spine Poetry

This Month: We Love Our Reading

In her own words “Bring on the inundation of words, the celebration of those funny little keys that unlock the treasures of our minds. It’s the month of reading: as if we needed an excuse. Happy February, my friends!”
Happy Reading folks! 🙂

Catching My Drift

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 To read…what a gift.

Those funny black squiggles–do you remember when they turned into meaning?  Turned into tiny keys that flew off the page and unlocked doors in your mind?  There’s a magic moment, in a child’s life–the moment when she realizes the words she has memorized, those mysterious patterns, have life and heft and individual meaning.  They leap at her, they draw him in: those children have entered the league of readers.

It’s a league of connection…for behind those hidden doors in our minds, whole worlds wait.  Rowlings writes about Hogwarts, and we soak in her words, but the academy is already there. Rowlings’ words just open the door.  Who knew that unwieldy castle lived within us, those gray and rickety stairwells, those lonely creaking hallways?  We explore, with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the terrain discovered in our minds.

We uncover whole continents of mind…

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Top 10 Books I am reading!

OK, you already know that I am taking part in a reading challenge this year and you also know that my target is 25 books from 25 different categories. I figured that’s the best I can do given my crazy work schedule. 25 books for a year means about 2 books a month and that … Continue reading Top 10 Books I am reading!

2016 Reading Challenge

I love reading, that’s no secret. But I have never really been part of any serious reading challenges. Thus, I decided that this year I should be part of a proper reading challenge. I signed up to my Goodreads account and set a personal goal of reading 25 books in the year 2016. Given the … Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenge